The Power Pressure Cooker XL 8 qt Digital Steam, Slow Cooker, and Canner
This is a large pressure cooker with lots of versatility. It comes in 6qt, 8 qt and 10 qt sizes. We will be focusing on the 8-quart size for this review. The box includes the Lid, rubber gasket, inner pot, base unit, accord, measuring cup, canning rack, condensation collector, steamer tray, and owner’s manual.
With a touch of one of the presets, you can cook on pressure cook mode, steam, slow cook and even use it for canning. The preset buttons automatically set the time and pressure although you can adjust the time manually. No matter your family make-up, Power Pressure Cooker XL will fit your cooking needs.
The Power XL is a healthier, more economical and eco-friendly way to cook
Pressure Cooking Creates Healthier, More Nutritious Meals
Create healthy meals for your family at the touch of a button. Once the Power Xl is pressurized, the airtight lid locks into place, trapping super-heated steam inside the cooking pan. With pressure, liquid and moisture are locked into the food along with lots of intense flavors. In addition, because only a small amount of liquid is used, nutrients stay in the food. And your food does not require the use of a lot of fat. Vegetables cook quickly (in about 2 minutes) so they are crisp tender and retain their fiber.
Pressure Cooking is More Economical Than Conventional Methods
With Power XL, pressure cooking and slow cooking methods result in tender meats. You can use inexpensive cuts of meat to produce succulent, super-flavorful dishes. They will come out fork-tender. A 4-hour delay setting and the keep warm mode lets you have dinner ready at the time you are ready for it.
Slow is So Fast!
With Pressure Cook, the actual cooking time is 70% faster than conventional methods and the slow cook mode is 80-90% faster than traditional slow cookers, like a crock pot. Even start with frozen foods, just add 10 minutes. Prep time can be faster, too, since the Power XL gets to pressure in about 15-20 minutes. Most recipes can be made in one pot. Just put all of your ingredients into the cooking pot and let the Power XL do its thing.
Power XL is Environmentally Friendly
Quick cooking times not only mean you will spend less time in the kitchen, but that you will use less energy to create your meals. The pressure cooker does not allow heat to escape either, so cooking is cooler and more enjoyable and you won’t be opening window and doors to let the heat escape.
The Power Pressure Cooker XL 8 qt Digital is one of the few electric pressure cookers that reach the required pressure for canning (80 Kpa or 11.6 psi). The manufacturer says that pint jars are the largest size that will fit into the cooking pan. You’ll enjoy harvesting your garden and putting up salsas, fruits, and vegetables for yourself, your family or as gifts. You can even preserve non-acidic foods like tuna, meats and green beans.
One question that nearly everyone asks is if this pressure cooker is safe to use. Power XL has some built-in safety features such as the lid safety device which prevents pressure buildup if not closed, pressure temperature sensor controls that maintain even heat, a backup safety release valve, and temperature cut-off. The pressure release valve is also clog-resistant.
For quick and easy cleanup, the Power Pot Pressure Cooker is designed to eliminate splashing, boiling over and escaping steam. The cooking pan, lid, gasket, and steamer tray are all dishwasher safe, although you may want to hand wash them. And simply rinse the condensation collector and wipe the steam ledge in a snap. The nonstick pan is really nonstick, so washes up beautifully.
One concern is that the gasket does hold on to aromas. There are 4 suggestions for managing this:
- Purchase an extra gasket so that you will have 1 for sweet and 1 for savory foods.
- Run the gasket through the dishwasher in the top rack
- Rub the gasket with dish soap and rinse under very hot water
- Place the gasket in a low oven (200 degrees F) for about 10 minutes. Be sure to put it on a baking sheet.
Power XL is a Helpful Kitchen Appliance
The Power Pot XL is a great tool for cooks who want to save time, deliver tastier, more nutritious meals to their family, and enjoy the ease of 1 pot cooking, This will replace several of your current appliances, such as your rice cooker, slow cooker, vegetable steamer and more. You will be happy with your decision every time you use it.